Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 10, 2007

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1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. EUSA Corner
5. Other International Studies news

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CES News

From 6 to 27: How Has the Treaty of Rome Shaped the Last 50 Years?

European Union Scrabble BoardAn Undergraduate Essay Competition
March 25, 2007 will be the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community.  In an essay of no more than 2000 words discuss the Treaty's impact on Europe and the transatlantic relationship. Essays must be double spaced in 12 point font, and submitted electronically from the author's UNC email account to the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC Chapel Hill ( 

The winning essay from UNC will be sent to the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (EUCE) to compete with essays from all 10 centers in the United States.  The winner will be announced February 28th, and will receive $250 and a trip to Washington D.C. (air ticket and one hotel night) where the award will be made by Ambassador John Bruton of the Delegation from the European Commission to the United States. The winning essay will be published on the EUCE Network website at View the competition flier (PDF) for details.

Deadline for submission at UNC: Friday, February 16th, 5pm.

CES Award Competition Reminder

The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students. For details, visit CES Funding Opportunities.

Deadline for all proposals: January 31, 2007

Grants and Fellowships

American Councils Title VIII Programs for Research & Language Training

American Councils for International EducationAmerican Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the following Fall 2007 and Academic Year 2007-2008 fellowship programs:

Full and partial fellowships are available for research and/or language study through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support. For more information and applications, visit the American Councils Research Fellowships webpage. Email:

Deadline: January 15, 2007

GlaxoSmithKline Global Health UNC/Duke Collaboration Graduate Student Research Grant

GlaxoSmithKlineThe GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University a grant to bring the two institutions together to share resources and ideas in the area of global health. Both Duke and UNC are committed to the development of global health research, curricula, and capacity building both at home and in international training programs in Tanzania and Malawi, respectively. This grant is designed to foster the development of multidisciplinary research projects and partnerships in global health between the two universities.

Each university will offer between two and four grants to students for collaborative global health research. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of Duke and UNC faculty. The award amount for the grants is up to $5000, although exceptional proposals for larger amounts will be considered. We encourage cost sharing with other funding.

For detailed information, please open the call for applications.

Deadline: February 1, 2007

Seminars and Workshops

The European Union in the 21st Century: A Summer Graduate Seminar/Study-Trip

May 9 - June 1, 2007 | Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw
The European Union Center of Excellence at Indiana University will conduct its annual three-week program in Europe that will focus on the evolving European Union and its public policy impact. The course prepares approximately 20 graduate students for professional work in an international policy environment. Students will benefit from hands-on experience with real policy issues in seminars with high-profile public and private executives and policy makers.

This program is open to any graduate student with an interest in EU studies currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at a US university. For detailed application information, please open the study trip brochure and visit the program website.

Deadline: February 12, 2007

EU Studies Summer Program

Students on the 2006 EU Studies Summer ProgramJuly 16 - August 10, 2007 | Brussels, Belgium
The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels offers US students the opportunity to study the emergence of a united Europe in its dynamic heart. Running from July 16 to August 10, the program will consist of two courses plus an EU simulation for a total of 12 quarter credits (or 8 semester credits). The Program is co-administered by the European Commission-sponsored EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington (Seattle), the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and is hosted by the Universiti Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The four-week program features lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg.

Brussels' central location allows students to easily explore the area's rich history and culture at their own pace. The city is famous for its excellent dining, and the program will start and end with group dinners. Field trip costs and both welcome and farewell dinners are included in the program fee. Discover the new Europe through the EU Studies Program in Brussels!

For more information, please visit

Deadline: March 30, 2007

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Papers - European Voices: Actors and Witnesses of European Integration

Heirs: History of European Integration Research SocietyMarch 16-17, 2007 | Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
After two successful conferences held at the University of Cambridge in November 2004 and at the University of Portsmouth last year, the History of European Integration Research Society invites post-graduate students to attend its third colloquium.

Current historiography on the process that led to the creation of the three European Communities widely acknowledges the role played by states, as well as by some of their major political leaders, diplomats, and civil servants (among them Monnet, Schuman, de Gasperi, Adenauer, Bevin.) Less attention has been given to non-state actors, to their visions of Europe, their stakes in the integration process, and the means at their disposal to voice their opinions and influence the process of European unification.

HEIRS's third colloquium, entitled “European Voices: Actors and Witnesses of European Integration”, aims to shed light on the position of non-state actors, while at the same time furthering research on the role of states in the European integration process.

The colloquium also aspires to foster the dialogue between historians and scholars from other disciplines in the area of social science, among them political science, sociology, and anthropology.

The results of the conference will be published on HEIRS website, which you can visit at: For more information, please open the call for papers.

Deadline: January 12, 2007

Call for Research Panels and Papers - Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Common Values - External Policies

University Association for Contemporary European StudiesSeptember 3-5, 2007 | Portsmouth, UK
The Call for panels and papers (from any European-related discipline) for the next University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Annual Conference is open.

The 37th UACES Annual Conference is an opportunity to present a paper to an audience from a broad range of European-related disciplines. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for European & International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a World Heritage Site and home to HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Please see the UACES website for the proposal form and further details. View the call for papers here.

Deadline: January 15, 2007

Call for Papers: Agricultural Policy Changes - Canada, the EU, and the World Trade Organization

University of Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaSeptember 13-15, 2007 | University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. Canada
The University of Victoria will host a global conference on 'Agricultural Policy Changes: Canada, EU and the World Trade Organisation' from 13-15 September 2007. For many years, Canada, the European Union (EU) and other countries have subsidised agricultural production. These practices have come under increasingly critical scrutiny because of their distorting effects. The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has promoted overproduction and environmental degradation, with farm payments constituting a significant drain on the relatively small EU budget. Farm policies in other countries have done the same. A major objective of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round of trade negotiations was to change agricultural support programs so that farm payments would be lowered and/or decoupled from production. Because no consensus could be reached on agriculture, the entire trade negotiation collapsed.

The University of Victoria has recently been awarded a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) grant from the European Commission to sponsor EU related activities. This conference will be the biggest event to be sponsored by the JMCE during 2007. We hope to have a full programme with leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic representing in particular the disciplines of Economics and Political Science.

For more information and to view the full call for papers, visit the conference website.

Deadline: January 31, 2007

Call for Applications: MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies offers five postdoctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy. One of the fellowships is specifically designated to a scholar from Eastern Europe.

Fellowships will start in October 2007 and will be awarded for one year. The program is open to researchers from a variety of social science disciplines, in particular but not exclusively sociology and political science.

For further information potential applicants should view the webpage of the Max Planck Institute.

Deadline: January 31, 2007

States, Non-States, and Supra-States: Who's Sovereign Now?

SAIS Bologna Center Journal of International AffairsSAIS Bologna Center Journal for International Affairs
The 2007 Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs welcomes all innovative arguments for how sovereignty is defined in the twenty-first century, as well as forecasts for sovereignty's role in such global governance issues as the environment, civic participation, public health, and poverty alleviation. In an era of challenges to nation-state primacy, who is sovereign now?

Please send submissions and questions to the Managing Editor at For more information, visit our website and view the call for submissions.

Deadline: February 16, 2007


Other International Studies news

Upcoming Talk: Inside a Communist Front

Friday, January 19, 2007 | 4:00pm | 569 Hamilton Hall
Professor Lynn Mally (Dept. of History, University of California at Irvine) will present a lecture entitled Inside a Communist Front: A Post Cold War Assessment of the New Theatre League in Depression America.

Co-sponsored by the UNC Department of History and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

The Cradle Will Rock


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